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  • U.S. military’s annual list of ‘unfunded priorities’ includes $1
           billion for Space Force
    • Authors: Sandra Erwin
      Abstract: One of the largest single items is $255 million to launch two GPS 3
      PubDate: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 16:15:58 +000
  • Op-ed | NASA: Need Another Space Assignment'  
    • Authors: Brian Berger
      Abstract: While the National Space Council has laid out a clear path to a prosperous American future in space and NASA leadership have embraced ambitious goals with quick and efficient plans, the NASA Authorization Act of 2020 would return American spaceflight beyond low Earth orbit to governmental
      PubDate: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 20:23:25 +000
  • InSight to try to push mole into Martian surface
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: InSight moleEngineers plan to use the robotic arm on its InSight Mars lander to push a heat flow probe into the surface, acknowledging that they have “few alternatives” if that effort
      PubDate: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 20:15:14 +000
  • Geostationary satellite orders bouncing back
    • Authors: Caleb Henry
      Abstract: Satellite builders booked more commercial orders in 2019 than the prior two years combined, but the industry remains in
      PubDate: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 18:09:53 +000
  • SpaceX revives plans for launch vehicle construction in Los Angeles
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: SpaceX Port of L.A.SpaceX has revived plans to develop a launch vehicle manufacturing facility at the Port of Los Angeles, a little more than a year after it abandoned its original agreement
      PubDate: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 12:37:20 +000
  • Airbus, citing weak space market, to cut more than 2,300 jobs
    • Authors: Caleb Henry
      Abstract: Airbus Group will shed about 7% of the workforce at its Airbus Defence and Space division after three years of weak sales, the company said Feb. 19.
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:27:14 +000
  • Intelsat to FCC: C-Band Alliance is dead, we deserve more money
    • Authors: Caleb Henry
      Abstract: Intelsat on Feb. 19 urged the FCC to give the company at least $1 billion more of $9.7 billion in proposed compensation for clearing C-band spectrum for 5G networks and to treat the C-Band Alliance Intelsat formed with rivals SES and Telesat as essentially dead.
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 18:44:36 +000
  • Op-Ed | Who should join the U.S. Space Force'
    • Authors: Sandra Erwin
      Abstract: Building a military space culture may not require mass transfers of Army, Navy units to the Space
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 18:17:04 +000
  • White House, NASA emphasize bipartisan support for lunar plans
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: Pence at LangleyVice President Mike Pence said in a Feb. 19 speech that the administration’s budget proposal for NASA to support a human return to the moon by 2024 has bipartisan support, a claim echoed by NASA despite criticism about some proposed cuts in the
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:30:53 +000
  • U.S. Space Force rolls out plan to change how it buys satcom services
    • Authors: Sandra Erwin
      Abstract: The “United States Space Force Vision for Satellite Communications” was approved by Gen. John Raymond on Jan.
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:25:55 +000
  • Spaceflight Industries says sale of rideshare business a
           “win-win” for all parties
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: Spaceflight Industries’ decision to sell its rideshare launch services company, Spaceflight, to two Japanese firms will benefit both Spaceflight and its parent company, executives of the two companies
      PubDate: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 23:20:35 +000
  • China resumes space launch activity amid coronavirus outbreak
    • Authors: Andrew Jones
      Abstract: A Long March 2D rocket on the pad at Xichang.China launched a Long March 2D rocket from its inland Xichang launch center Wednesday, marking a return to activity following the Chinese New
      PubDate: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 22:56:13 +000
  • Colorado Springs launches national campaign to keep U.S. Space Command
    • Authors: Sandra Erwin
      Abstract: The Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC kicked off a $350,000 national public relations
      PubDate: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 21:48:29 +000
  • Lockheed Martin lost $410 million on latest three commercial satellite
    • Authors: Caleb Henry
      Abstract: Lockheed Martin says it lost $410 million on the first three commercial satellites built on its new LM2100 platform, including the JCSAT-17 satellite Arianespace launched Feb. 18 on an Ariane 5
      PubDate: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 20:14:47 +000
  • NOAA warns of risks from relying on aging space weather missions
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: The head of NOAA’s space weather office used a recent hearing to caution that a failure of an aging spacecraft in the next few years could leave the agency “hurting a little bit” in its ability to monitor solar
      PubDate: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:46:43 +000
  • DARPA makes last-minute change to launch competition rules
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: Astra launchWith just a week before the first scheduled launch in DARPA’s responsive launch competition, the agency is tweaking the rules to allow the sole remaining company to perform both launches from the same
      PubDate: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 01:55:21 +000
  • Japanese communications satellite and South Korean weather satellite
           launch on Ariane 5
    • Authors: Caleb Henry
      Abstract: Arianespace completed its third launch of the year Feb. 18, sending a Japanese communications satellite and a South Korean weather satellite into geostationary transfer orbits.
      PubDate: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 23:57:21 +000
  • Kleos Space borrows $3.7 million while awaiting first launch
    • Authors: Caleb Henry
      Abstract: Radio-frequency-mapping startup Kleos Space on Feb. 18 said it received a $3.4 million loan from Dubai-based Winance to keep the company “well funded” while it awaits the launch of its first satellites.
      PubDate: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 20:11:09 +000
  • Space Adventures to fly tourists on Crew Dragon mission
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: Space Adventures announced Feb. 18 that it has an agreement with SpaceX to fly a dedicated Crew Dragon mission that would send four space tourists on a mission to a relatively high Earth
      PubDate: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 17:41:36 +000
  • Op-Ed | The United States won’t go back to the moon, I’ll follow China
           there instead
    • Authors: Brian Berger
      Abstract: In a recent SpaceNews Op-ed, Louis Friedman, co-founder and executive director emeritus of The Planetary Society, argues that the U.S. should pursue “a policy more directed to Mars and away from commercial participation. With all due respect to Friedman, I totally disagree. Focusing NASA programs on distant (in space, time, and money) goals can only ensure that U.S. space policy remains empty talk with no
      PubDate: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 22:11:05 +000
  • Blue Origin opens rocket engine factory
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: ribbon cuttingBlue Origin formally opened a factory Feb. 17 that the company plans to use to produce engines both for its vehicles and for United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan
      PubDate: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 21:16:20 +000
  • Intelsat revises IS-29e replacement plan, preps second-gen Epic order
    • Authors: Caleb Henry
      Abstract: Intelsat has abandoned plans to order a one-for-one replacement for the Intelsat-29e satellite that failed last year and will rely instead on leased capacity, a borrowed satellite, and the newly ordered Intelsat-40e spacecraft to fill a coverage gap over North and South America.
      PubDate: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 21:05:51 +000
  • SpaceX launches fifth batch of Starlink satellites, misses booster landing
    • Authors: Caleb Henry
      Abstract: SpaceX completed its fifth dedicated Starlink launch Feb. 17, successfully sending 60 satellites into low Earth orbit while missing what would have been the company’s 50th booster recovery.
      PubDate: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 18:57:13 +000
  • China quietly rolls out new rocket to launch mystery satellite
    • Authors: Andrew Jones
      Abstract: A view of the first Long March 7 launch vehicle from a vertical integration building at Wenchang, Hainan.China has quietly rolled out a new Long March 7A rocket at a coastal launch site in preparation for launch of a ‘technology verification satellite’
      PubDate: Sun, 16 Feb 2020 20:46:33 +000
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